Tetragnathidae  Menge, 1866 / Tetragnatha  Latreille, 1804   20 species

Tetragnatha extensa  (Linnaeus, 1758)

Description

Prosoma yellow-brown. Sternum dark brown to black, with yellow V-shaped median stripe. Chelicerae yellow-brown, male: very long, divergent. Legs yellow-brown, distal parts of leg segments sometimes narrowly darkened. Opisthosoma elongated, dorsally shining silver, often greenish with fine black longitudinal stripes, laterally darker, ventrally with broad, black median band, flanked by silver stripes and spots.

Body length male: 6-9 mm
Body length female: 5-12.2 mm
Additional information

On herbaceous plants in humid, open habitats, always near water

Frequency: Widely distributed, very frequent species

Distribution
  Presence
  No data
Distribution comment: Record from Malta doubtful, therefore removed (Pfliegler et al. 2017)
Global distribution (WSC 2019): North America, Greenland, Europe, Turkey, Caucasus, Russia (Europe to Far East), Iraq, Iran, Kazakhstan, Central Asia, China, Korea, Japan
Phenology
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References

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Updates
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